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DENTAL ASSISTING
Ohio College Tech Prep
Credit: 
Year One – 2.5 elective, 1.0 Anatomy & Physiology (Both Dental Assisting and Anatomy & Physiology must be passed for promotion to Year Two.)
Year Two – 3.5 elective
 
Dental Assisting students learn to assist the dentist in preparing patients and dental materials and by providing chair-side assistance.  Coursework includes basic dental laboratory skills, terminology, head and neck anatomy, nutrition, safety and infection control.   Students also learn dental office procedures and work with office management software.  Graduates are prepared for positions as dental assistants in private, group or specialist practices, insurance company receptionists and dental laboratory technicians.   Certification exams for Certified Ohio Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant, Radiology Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation are available. With further education, possible career paths include Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA), Dental Hygienist and Dentist
 
Instructor: Lisa Theodore
Email Address: ltheodore@cvccworks.edu
HEALTH CAREERS
Ohio College Tech Prep
Credit: 
Year One – 2.5 elective, 1.0 Anatomy & Physiology (Both Health Careers and Anatomy &  Physiology must be passed for promotion to Year Two.)
Year Two – 3.5 elective OR  2.5 elective, 1.0 Pathophysiology
 
Health Careers students learn patient care skills that are utilized in a variety of occupations in the medical field.  Students learn basic health care skills, medical laboratory processes, medical secretary procedures, physical therapy techniques and clinical techniques. Additional coursework is provided in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, nutrition, infection control, and legal responsibilities.  In Year One all students take a core curriculum.  In Year Two, students are recommended for either Pre-Nursing (State-Tested Nurse Assistant) or Medical Technology (Phlebotomist/EKG Technician).   Certifications are available in CPR, First Aid, Phlebotomy, electrocardiography and State-Tested Nurse Assistant.  Prerequisites for the course include grades of C or better in Algebra I and Biology, a GPA of at least 2.0 and an interview with the instructors prior to admission.
 
Instructors (click on instructor's name to see more information about their class):
    Diane Ellis
    Email Address: dellis@cvccworks.edu 
   
    Email Address: lrobusto@cvccworks.edu  
   
    Email Address: pvalukievic@cvccworks.edu

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ADDRESS:
8001 Brecksville Rd
Brecksville, OH 44141
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